December 1, 2015 • 11:30 a.m.

The 84th Texas Legislature held the growth of the total budget to less than the increase in population growth plus inflation. This conservative budget met the needs of the state and supports economic prosperity. Is now the time to reform the state’s spending limit to better match the needs of Texans? How does our spending limit compare with other states and countries? Join us as our panelists discuss these important questions and more about the costs and benefits of the state’s spending limit.


  • Senator Van Taylor, Texas State Senate
  • Dan Mitchell, Cato Institute
  • Ursula Parks, Legislative Budget Board